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Michael Mugmon is a partner in the Securities and Litigation/Controversy groups of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.  He joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office in 2003 and moved to the Palo Alto office in 2007 as a founder of the firm’s West Coast Securities practice. Mr. Mugmon was recently recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the top 20 lawyers in California under 40, and he has been named a “Rising Star” for three consecutive years by Northern California Super Lawyers.


Michael Mugmon's practice focuses on government enforcement actions, internal investigations, securities litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He represents public companies, officers and directors, investment firms, accounting firms and broker-dealers in litigation in state and federal courts and in proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He has experience in matters related to financial fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, accounting irregularities and insider trading.


Mr. Mugmon also serves on the firm's Pro Bono and Community Service Committee and Ethics Committee, as well as on the Palo Alto office's Hiring Committee.


Languages spoken: English, French

Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%

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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr

950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA, 94304-1012

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr

1875 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20006



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Daily JournalTop 20 Lawyers Under 402013
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Best Law Firm WriterBurton Foundation2011
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr2013 - Present
CounselWilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr2009 - 2013
AssociateWilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr2007 - 2009
AssociateWilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr2003 - 2007
Law Clerk to the Honorable Ruggero J. AldisertUnited States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of PennsylvaniaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999